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Japanese officials have confirmed that the core which houses the reactor at Fukushima 3 is intact.   As if nuclear experts in Japan did not have enough problems to deal with;  now blast damage is mounting.

Japanese officials have just confirmed that an explosion has just occurred at the Fukushima number 3 reactor.

The Fukushima nuclear site in Japan has 6 active BWR (Boiling Water Reactors).  The roots of this design date back to the 1950,s.  Tokyo Electric Power Co. has reported that all 6 have been experiencing cooling problems.  As the cooling problems mount authorities have to deal with damaged basic infrastructure, evacuations, radiation releases, and now blast damage.  New cooling operations are using sea water and boric acid to stave off a meltdown.  These are massive piping facilities.  A true evaluation and assessment of the total damage under the best circumstances would take months under good circumstances.   Tokyo Electric Power Co. actions have become steadily more desperate.

We continue to monitor the explosion of the containment building in Japan.  The containment building is a steel reinforced concrete structure.  It is airtight and contains the reactor, its pressurizer, coolant pumps, steam generator, and basically all the equipment and piping.  It appears as if the entire structure has been compromised.   This crisis has become dramatically worse.  Experts are now doing all they can to avoid a meltdown.  Stay tuned to this site for frequent updates.